Photo Courtesy of SK Solutions The SK Navigator was employed by the Saudi Binladen Group to coordinate tower and crawler-crane movements on the King Abdullah Financial District site in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2011. Related Links: How Technology is Automating Security SK Solutions CribMaster Wireless monitoring of tools and equipment has been a reality for over a decade. Adapted from the manufacturing world, sensor technology—such as RFID tags—keep an eye on the jobsite, from hand tools to tower cranes."Last year, we introduced PROTOid, a line of sockets and wrenches with embedded RFID tags in the tool itself," says Susan Hebrank,
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.